Martin Goetz is a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. His research examines how banks' organizational structure affects their market behavior. In particular, he studies how banks' geographic diversification across several markets affects their risk taking behavior and market value. Moreover, he analyzes how small commercial banks played a role for the transmission of the financial crisis of 2007-09 to the local economic activity in the United States due to their reliance on wholesale funding markets.
He earned undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of London. In May 2010 he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.
Bank Diversification, Market Structure and Bank Risk Taking: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Commercial Banks.
Liquidity Shocks, Local Banks, and Economic Activity: Evidence from the 2007-09 Crisis (with Juan Carlos Gozzi).
The Valuation Effects of Geographic Diversification: Evidence from U.S. Banks (with Luc Laeven and Ross Levine).
Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, May 2010
M.A., Economics, Brown University, May 2006
M.Sc., Financial and Industrial Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, July 2004
Dipl.-Kfm., University Erlangen-Nuremberg, July 2005
Second place, Financial Services Paper Competition 2011: "Bank Organization, Market Structure and Risk Taking: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Commercial Banks," Networks Financial Institute, Indiana State University